January 2011 archive

Cat Power

I’ve never really been one for animal prints, but somewhere along the way of discovering my love of florals, polka dots, and stripes, cheetah started to grow on me as well. I like this skirt because of its swingy fabric and unexpected neon print. For only $7 I figured I might as well take a shot at the feline side of things.

  • Cardigan: JCPenney
  • Tank: AE
  • Skirt: H&M
  • Tights: Hue
  • Flats: Payless

Flower Child

Oddly enough, this is not what I had planned for either this outfit or these tights, but this is one of my favorites of the batch I’m posting from the past week or two (see my other favorite here). I meant to wear opaque black tights with this because I prefer to cover my legs a little bit more when I wear such fitted skirts, but I sat on a splinter and ripped a hole in my favorite tights so those weren’t going to work. I also meant to wear these tights the previous day, but they just didn’t look right. And so the outfit you see here was born.

This outfit was pretty exciting for me because not only was it a solution to both of my aforementioned problems, but it also was the debut of my thrifted cardigan! I don’t buy secondhand very often, although I admire those who do, mostly because of the time requirement. However, I love the idea of saving money and reducing the amount of new items I consume. I had to go to Goodwill to pick up some “old lady” garb for a themed baking party my friends and I had and decided to buy this sweater too. It’s a modern cut in good condition from Loft so I’m pretty happy with it and I think that this summer, if I have a little more time on my hands, I might try some more thrifting!

  • Cardigan: thrifted
  • Top: F21
  • Skirt: Nordstrom
  • Tights: Urban Outfitters
  • Boots: Ugg Australia

Black and White and Red All Over

Someone should probably call the ironing police on me. Although, in my defense, the skirt did not look like this when I was actually wearing it in public, just when I took my pictures for the blog. This is just what happens when I run out of time for outfit pictures and leave clothes laying around on the floor of my room overnight so that I can remember to take my pictures the next day. Next time, I think I’ll just hang them up! Wrinkles aside, I think this outfit looked a lot better in person. For whatever reason, it just didn’t photograph right even though I thought it was a very flattering look. On the day that I wore this, I was feeling very confident, but looking at the pictures, I’m feeling a bit “euh” about it.

  • Top: American Rag, Macy’s
  • Skirt: ON
  • Tights: Hue
  • Flats: Payless

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